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I am a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in hand wrist and elbow surgery. My private practice is exclusively hand, wrist, elbow and trauma surgery. I have been a consultant at Dorset County Hospital for over 12 years. I set up and developed the hand, wrist and elbow service at Dorset County and the Winterbourne hospitals. I undertook a recognised advanced national training post in hand and wrist surgery at the world renowned Pulvertaft Hand Unit in Derby, UK.
Areas of interest
Hand surgery; Carpal tunnel release; Endoscopic surgery; Trigger finger surgery; Trigger thumb surgery; Small joint replacements; Mucus cyst and ganglion excision; Wrist surgery; Wrist joint replacement; Upper limb disorders; Arthroscopy; Arthritis (re-constructive); Nerve surgery; Cubital tunnel release; Dupuytren's contracture surgery and collagenase / xiapex injection; Elbow surgery; Elbow arthroscopy; Tennis and golfers elbow surgery; Ligament reconstruction surgery; Elbow replacement surgery; Trauma surgery; Hand and wrist fractures; Tendon repair and reconstruction; Surgery for Rheumatoid arthritis; Joint replacements; Synovectomy; Soft tissue realignment and reconstruction; Digital fusions; Wrist fusions
- Sandra Pepper
- 07980 562473
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Dorset County Hospital NHS FT, 2003 to date
Cartilage repair techniques, outcomes in hand and wrist surgery, Total elbow replacements. Small joint injections. Innovations in operative techniques.
Walking, cycling, skiing and scuba diving (in warmer climes only when on vacation), DIY and enjoying family life.
Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgical Trainer of the Year for the Wessex Region 2013-2014.
Patient outcomes following wrist ganglion excision surgeryJ. D. Craik and S. P. Walsh
J Hand Surg Eur Vol September 2012 vol. 37 no. 7 673-677
Failure strengths of suture vs. biodegradable arrow and staple for meniscal repair: an in vitro study.
Walsh SP, Evans SL, O'Doherty DM, Barlow IW.
Knee. 2001 Jun;8(2):151-6.
Accurate Injection of Small Joints – A Useful TechniqueS Robati, A Ardolino, and SP Walsh
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 October; 91(7): 623–624.
The use of the Hintermann™ Distractor in distal radius osteotomy
J Hand Surg Eur Vol 1753193413478268, first published on February 12, 2013
S. F. Sarker · S. P. Walsh.
Distal humerus cortical strains following total elbow arthroplasty.
Craik JD, Laffer CH, Richards SW, Walsh SP, Evans SL.
Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2013 Feb;227(2):120-8
24-hour Trauma Targets: Are they Feasible and Cost-Effective?
Authors: Webb, D.1; Ardolino, A.1; Blunt, A.H.2; Walsh, S.P.3
Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 95, Number 1, January 2013 , pp. 18-20(3)
Courses offered to GPs
ABC of hand injuries, Sport related hand and wrist injuries, Evidence based management of common hand conditions, Joint injection techniques. Dupuytrens Disease, management including collagenase/xiapex.
Upper limb anatomy, Flexor tendon injury, repair and rehabilitation. Wrist instability.
- Bachelor of Medicine Southampton University 1990
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) Eng. Royal College of Surgeons - London 1995
- Master of Science with Distinction Cardiff university 1999
- FRCS (tra and orth) Royal College of Surgeons - London 2001
- Advanced Training Post in Hand Surgery The Pulvertaft Hand Unit , Derby, UK 2002
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
- BMI The Winterbourne Hospital
- 08:00 - 19:00
- 01305 263252
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
The Winterbourne Hospital, Herringston Road, Dorchester. DT1 2DR